7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween on Kiawah Island
Things To Do on Kiawah to Get into the Halloween Spirit
The spookiest day of the year is almost upon us. On Kiawah and the surrounding islands, you’ll find fun, family-friendly activities to help you get into the spirit of Halloween. Whether you enjoy eerie adventures, or social parties with neighbors, there truly is something for everyone during the Halloween season on the Island.
Continue reading to discover the many spooky and fun ways to celebrate Halloween on Kiawah Island for children and adults alike.
1. Attend Family-Friendly Kiawah Island Club Autumn Events
Kiawah Island Club Members enjoy exclusive access to a variety of festive events throughout the fall and winter seasons. Kick off Halloween on October 3rd at the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Marsh House. With German cuisine, plenty of beer, as well as a variety of activities for children, the entire family is sure to have a good time.
For the more adventurous at heart, explore the Island in a new, spooky light during a full moon kayaking event. This thrilling marsh tour is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit, while showcasing spectacular views of the Island under the full moon.
Among Kiawah Island’s other popular activities is golf. Whether you’re an avid golfer or an amateur, you are sure to have fun at the glow-in-the-dark golf event. For one night only, the Cassique practice and putting green will be transformed into a Par-3, glow-in-the-dark course. Showcase your golf skills while getting into the Halloween spirit at this exciting, Member-only event. With the abundance of things to do on Kiawah, there is never a dull moment when you are a Kiawah Island Club Member.
2. Eerily Decorate Your Home and Yard for Halloween
With Halloween comes decorating! There is no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by transforming your home into a haunted house. Try using twinkling orange lights, candles in the windows, and pumpkins to elegantly decorate your yard for Halloween. The addition of faux cobwebs and hanging ghosts also add an extra spooky touch to your yard.
Inside, jars of candy corn, garland, black candleabras, and pumpkins on your mantel are sure to impress guests and give your home a festive touch.
3. Read Spooky Stories on the Beach
There’s nothing better than reading a spooky story to get into the Halloween spirit. Stop by Indigo Books at Freshfields Village and pick up a collection of scary stories or a riveting novel. Whether you prefer a murder mystery or a paranormal thriller, Indigo Books has a wide selection available for every interest. After selecting your eerie book, head down to the beach with a cozy blanket and discover the twists and turns of your chosen novel, while taking in the serene landscapes of the Island and listening to the waves crash onto the sand.
4. Throw a Halloween Party with Friends and Family
Many residents of Kiawah Island love to entertain friends and family at their homes, and Halloween is the perfect excuse to do just that. Invite your friends to dress up in costumes and come over to enjoy haunting cocktails, appetizers, and Halloween-themed games. Set up a bonfire in your backyard to finish the night with s’mores and ghost stories around the fire.
5. Stop by Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village
The entire family deserves to enjoy Halloween — even your pup! Head to Freshfields Village on Saturday, October 23rd for the annual Dogtoberfest celebration. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a pet expo and beer tasting to benefit local animal rescue organizations. Local vendors and rescue groups will be in attendance along with live music and a pet costume contest.
6. Attend a Ghost Tour in Charleston
Just a 40-minute drive from the Island is the historic city of Charleston, thought to be one of the most haunted places in America. Founded back in 1670, with ties to the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, Charleston sure has an eerie past. If you’re looking for a scare, visit these haunted places around the city and listen to the stories that tell about their dark history.
Stop by the Old Charleston Jail, which housed Civil War criminals and the first female serial killer, Lavina Fisher. Another must-see landmark is the Old Exchange Building, which was formerly used as a prison during the American Revolution, housing Blackbeard the pirate and other criminals. With so many spooky tales, a ghost tour of Charleston is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
7. Go Trick-or-Treating Around the Neighborhood
The evening of Halloween is time for Kiawah Island trick-or-treating. If you have children, take them from house to house around the neighborhood to collect some treats! Or, stay home and pass out candy to see all of the creative costumes and excited smiles.
Discover More Things to Do on Kiawah Island
With the abundance of exciting things to do on Kiawah during every season, it’s no wonder people love calling the Island home. If you’re interested in taking up residence on the Island, we invite you to visit and take a tour of available properties. From exciting holiday events to outdoor adventures and private golf courses, there is no shortage of things to do on Kiawah Island.
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